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Percent price change from previous trading day's closing
A long-term debt instrument that is usually not secured by collateral.
A company's financial obligations (short and long term, as well as capital leases). This information can be found on the balance sheet.
The sum of bank notes and other notes payable in 12 months (or less) and that portion of long-term debt due within 12 months.
Debt Due in Next 12 Months
Debt obligations that must be paid within the next year or
Debt Due within 5 Years
The amount of debt that is due within the next five years
Deferred Policy Acquisition Costs
The practice of deferring the cost of acquiring a new customer
over the duration of the insurance contract
Advanced payments or unearned revenue, recorded as a
A line item on the balance sheet and occurs when the amount paid
for income taxes differs relative to accounting profits. The
difference is expected to be recovered or eliminated in the
Delayed price/trailing 12 month sales ratio
Last sale price (delayed) to trailing 12 month sales ratio
Also known as Change-Per-Point. Delta is the expected dollar change in an option price for a given dollar change in the stock price. Delta is largely derived from the probability that the option will end up in-the-money. See “Meet the Greeks,” Ot080728 in our Reports Archive.
A combination of stock and options or just options in which the deltas offset each other. If the investor is long (short) time premium on a daily basis, delta neutral combinations can have positive (negative) Curvature or Gamma with a daily loss (gain) in premium.
Demand Deposits(Bank Industries)
Deposits that a depositor may withdraw from his/her account at
An accounting method that allows companies extracting oil, gas, coal, or other minerals to gradually reduce the value of these natural resources.
Deposits (Bank Industries)
Total savings (time and demand deposits) entrusted to a bank.
Deposits (Thrift Industry)
Funds that have been entrusted to a thrift.
An amount charged against operating profits to reflect the aging of plant and equipment owned by a company.
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization
An amount charged against operating profits to reflect the aging
of plant and equipment, intangible assets, and resources owned by a
A contract or security the price of which is dependent on some other security or commodity. A listed equity option is one type of derivative. A futures contract is another.
Usually, this is a one-to-one spread with different strike prices and expirations, in which the option purchased expires later than the option sold. A diagonal bull spread consists of being long a longer-term lower-strike call (put) and being short a shorter-term call (put). A diagonal bear spread consists of a long longer-term higher strike call (put) and short a shorter-term lower strike call (put). See “The One-to-One Diagonal Spread,” Ot070820.Pdf in or Reports Archive.
Diluted Earnings Per Share
Net income (with certain possible adjustments) divided by the weighted average number of shares outstanding during a period, assuming any securities or other contracts to issue common stock (including options and warrants) were exercised or converted into common stock. (This calculation is required by the Financial Accounting Standards Board for all years ending after December 15, 1997.)
The reduction in earnings associated with the hypothetical conversion of convertible securities into common stock. Also, in the context of a discussion of a merger or acquisition, the reduction in share earnings estimated to occur as a result of the merger or acquisition.
A division of a corporations operations that has been eliminated
via sale or closure.
Discount From or Premium Over Net Asset Value (Investment Companies)
The difference between the net asset value and market price, expressed as a percentage of net asset value. If the price exceeds the net asset value, the percentage of the excess or premium is shown with a plus sign.
A Commerce Department figure published monthly that reflects personal income less income taxes and other taxes. Conceptually, the statistic is designed to reflect funds available for consumers to spend or save.
Distributions (Declared) as % of (Total) Assets
Distributions declared as a percent of total assets
Distributions Declared per share
Distributions Declared per share
Distributions Declared per unit
Distributions declared per unit
Distributions Paid per share
Distributions declared per share
A payout to shareholders, usually in the form of cash or stock, determined by a Board of Directors. (See Ex-dividend date.)
The year-ahead estimated dividend yield (shown in the top right-hand corner of the Value Line page) is the estimated total of cash dividends to be declared over the next 12 months, divided by the recent price of the stock.
Dividends (Declared) as % of (Total) Distributions (Declared)
Percent dividends declared to total distributions
Dividends (Declared) as % of Earnings
Percent dividends declared to earnings per share
Dividends declared for REITs as listed in Funds Flow
Dividends Declared per ADR
Dividends declared per American Depository Receipt (ADR)
Dividends Declared per ADS
Dividends declared per American Depository Share (ADS)
Dividends Declared Per Share
The common dividends per share declared (but not necessarily paid) during the company's operating, fiscal year (displayed within the statistical array of the Value Line page).
Dividends Declared to Funds From Operations
Percent dividends declared per share to funds from operations
per share (FFO/sh) for REITs
Dividends Paid Per Share
The common dividends per share paid during the calendar year (indicated in the quarterly dividend box in the bottom left corner of the Value Line page).
Dollar Strike Intervals
Options were once traded with strike price intervals that were no narrower than $2.50. That has changed, however. At present, a large number of ETFs, including the ones on the major stock market indexes (the Dow, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ 100) trade in $1 strike intervals. There are also a large number of equities that trade in $1 strike intervals. We list these stocks in Figure 1 on page 4. Notice that none of these equities currently has a common price above $50 and that many of them trade at prices way below where they were a year ago.
Dollar Value of Shares Held
Dollar value of shares held
Code indicating the company's home country
Dow Jones Industrial Average
Dow Jones Transportation Average
Dow Jones Utility Average
The refining and marketing operations of an energy company.
Downstream (Petroleum [Integrated] Industry)
The refining and marketing operations of an integrated oil company, as opposed to exploration and production activities (which are referred to as upstream operations).
Products used by consumers or businesses that are expected to last three or more years. These goods tend to be big-ticket items (for example, automobiles and washing machines). Durable goods sales are generally interest-rate sensitive and correlate with the overall level of economic activity.